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Augustine

James Wetzel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 8045 words.

The dazzling display of emotional intelligence that gives the Confessions, Augustine's most famous work, its resonance for students of the inner life is evident, albeit in more muted hues,...

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Christian Initiation

Maxwell E. Johnson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 8412 words.

To study the rites of Christian initiation in the early church is to encounter not one but several liturgical traditions in development. This article seeks to provide an introductory...

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The Christian Reconstruction Movement in U.S. Politics

Julie Ingersoll.

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 6610 words.

For more than half a century, Rousas John Rushdoony and his followers have articulated and disseminated what they understand to be a biblical worldview, based in aspects of traditional...

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Jonathan Edwards

Michael J. McClymond.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6414 words.

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)—pastor, philosopher, theologian, and Calvinist saint—was a man of deep piety and a meticulous observer of others' spiritual experiences. He devoted much of his...

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Luther on Christ’s Person and Work

Matthieu Arnold.

in The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

April 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 10085 words.

Dogmatic interpretations of Luther’s treatment of Christ’s atoning work dominated much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century assessment of his Christology and soteriology. Marc Lienhard and...

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Penance

Allan D. Fitzgerald, OSA.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 9775 words.

The study of penance in the early church can be challenging because of the variety of opinions among scholars; it can also be difficult because of the apparent diversity in penitential...

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Pilgrimage

Georgia Frank.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 6890 words.

Early Christian pilgrimage involved a journey to a place in order to gain access to sacred power, whether manifested in living persons, demarcated spaces, or specific objects. Movement...

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Politics

Thabo Makgoba.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 5867 words.

For Anglicans there has never been a distinct division between public and private, political and personal, when it comes to matters of faith and their application in Christian ethics. This...

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Prayer

Columba Stewart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 9506 words.

Prayer is a universal feature of human religious practice. Among early Christians, it had two broad and frequently overlapping categories. First, and primordially, there was communal or...

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Sociological Approaches to Qumran Sectarianism

Jutta Jokiranta.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 14745 words.

Scholarly reflection on the people behind the Qumran documents has been coloured by the use of the term ‘sect’ from very early on, ever since the first announcement of the discovery of the...

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